Yesterday my darling firsborn turned 15 years old. How insanely crazy that 15 years have passed since my life changed in the most profound and incredible way. I will never forget the feeling of having him on my chest seconds after he was born. Knowing for the first time 100% that God did indeed exist and I was now party to creation in growing and birthing this boy.
The vastness and intensity of that great mother love blew my mind. Literally...just changed it forever. I love my children and could have happily had a bunch more. Our first 5 years of just us forged a bond that is forever. I so enjoy my children and enjoy being a mom. I love having kids stream in and out here and its exactly as I hoped it would be. I feel incredibly lucky, blessed, fulfilled. I feel thrilled to Daniel's mom and I am most definitely his biggest cheerleader. (Pops right behind me!)
Having a son with ADD can be super frustrating and drive me quite batty. 15 years on and I still say daily...have you brushed your teeth, take your lunch, feed the dogs etc. He is messy and lazy and forgetful. He is also clever and funny and generous and someone who I would easily be friends with. He is confident and secure and happy and I just love him to absolute bits.
Here's us at the dam yesterday with the dogs. (He just looks taller but isn't yet!) He is not a birthday monster like his sisters so very low key. Waffles for breakfast with his 2 BF's, church and then a family walk up at the dam with our darling dogs. Supper at home eating KFC in his bed playing PS3.
I like to pretend that Dani is also mine and Prisca his BF is so part of the family she really is like another child in the house.